Lawrence LeShan

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"Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D. is a research and clinical psychologist who has worked with cancer patients for over forty years. His pioneering research in psychological factors in cancer has led him to be called “The father of mind-body medicine”.

"He has published sixteen books, including Cancer As A Turning Point and How to Meditate (which have both become classics in their fields), and You Can Fight for Your Life, an early work about psychology and cancer... Dr. LeShan has directed several research projects, and received professional awards: the Norman Cousins Award for Development of Human Relations in Psychology and Medicine, the Center for Integrative Cancer Therapies Award for Advancing Patient Participation in Their Own Treatment, the Pathfinder Award from the Association of Humanistic Psychology, and the Gardener Murphy Award. He served for five years as a U.S. army psychologist." [1]


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  1. Cancer As A Turning Point Who We Are: Cancer As A Turning Point Staff, organizational web page, accessed October 13, 2013.
  2. Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies About, organizational web page, accessed October 22, 2018.